The genre dates back to Edgar Allan Poe, but social media and a lack of public faith in criminal justice have changed the stakes for modern stories like The Jinx and Serial.
Speculation about how Ramsay Bolton might die reveals the challenges of devising a cathartic TV death—and illuminates a larger issue facing the series.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Door,” the fifth episode of the sixth season.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Book of the Stranger,” the fourth episode of the sixth season.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss ‘Oathbreaker,’ the third episode of the sixth season.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Home,” the second episode of the sixth season.
Jeremy Saulnier’s taut, gory thriller follows a band trapped in a rock venue by white supremacists after witnessing a crime.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Red Woman,” the first episode of the sixth season.
The FX series wasn’t a traditional whodunnit—but that’s precisely why it resonated with viewers so much.
As expected, the inevitable showdown with the Saviors arrived.
A bunch of Alexandrians ventured out from the safety of their walls—for less explicable reasons than usual.
Two groups left Alexandria for supply runs that went awry.
Two kidnapped members of Rick’s crew learned about their abductors—who they are, what they want, and how far they’re willing to go.
Rick and the crew have to decide if they should take on a deadly gang in exchange for food and supplies.
Rick and other Alexandrians ventured beyond their walls with the help of a new friend.
The focus of the debate this year shows how Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans are often sidelined in the very discussions meant to bring attention to them.
After six new episodes, maybe not so much.
Rick and Daryl’s supply run took an unexpected turn, while Michonne spent some time with Carl and Spencer.
Canada already has a similar cable outlet dedicated to indigenous peoples, and the U.S. is preparing to follow suit.
The story picked up where it left off in November: in the middle of yet another zombie crisis.
The script for J.K. Rowling’s new play, set to premiere in the summer, will also be published in book form.